Friday, June 15, 2018

Shortwave Radiogram schedule update

Hello friends,

Last weekend was a success in that our transmission of Japanese text was received and decoded in Japan. Audio of that reception (from an SDR) is available here. You can decode from that audio. It begins with some mostly unsuccessful MFSK32, then on to the much more robust Olivia 64-2000.

There were also many good image decodes, which you can peruse at

Videos of the Saturday 1600 UTC show are available from radio no koe in Japan (using an SDR in New Zealand), Marco in Italy, and Ralf in Germany; and of the Sunday 2330 transmission from Scott in Ontario. Also available is the audio archive maintained by Mark in the UK, and analysis of the weekend's digital-via-analog broadcasts by Roger in Germany.

This weekend will include some text in Arabic. Be sure to use the UTF-8 character set, which is default in TIVAR and newer versions of Fldigi. Also eight images (two MFSK32 and six MFSK64).

And as it is program 52, that means we have completed one year of Shortwave Radiogram. Shortwave Radiogram is the successor to VOA Radiogram, which began on 2013. Thank you for your support!

Here is the lineup for Shortwave Radiogram, program 52, 15-18 June 2018, in MFSK modes as noted:

 1:35  MFSK32: Program preview
 2:40  Excerpt of Arabic text
 3:52  Restoration of Prague's astronomical clock*
10:40  MFSK64: End of net neutrality in the USA*
16:49  Five images*
26:31  MFSK32: Closing announcements*

* with image(s)

Please send reception reports to

Twitter: @SWRadiogram or

Shortwave Radiogram Program 52
(15-18 June 2018)

2030-2100 UTC
7780 kHz
5950 kHz
WRMI Florida
1600-1630 UTC
9400 kHz
Space Line, Bulgaria
2330-2400 UTC
7780 kHz
WRMI Florida
0800-0830 UTC

7730 kHz
5850 kHz
WRMI Florida

The Mighty KBC transmits to Europe Saturdays at 1500-1600 UTC on 9400 kHz (via Bulgaria), with the minute of MFSK at about 1530 UTC (if you are outside of Europe, listen via ).  And to North America Sundays at 0000-0200 UTC (Saturday 8-10 pm EDT) on new 9925 kHz, via Germany. The minute of MFSK is at about 0130 UTC.  Reports to Eric: . See also and

Italian Broadcasting Corporation (IBC)  Five minutes of MFSK32 is at the end of the 30-minute English-language “Shortwave Panorama. For the complete IBC transmission schedule visit  

Broad Spectrum Radio is transmitted by WRMI Florida Mondays at 0700-0800 UTC on 5850 and 7730 kHz. MFSK32 is broadcast during the second half hour of the show. Reports to

Thanks for your reception reports! 


Kim Andrew Elliott, KD9XB
Producer and Presenter
Reporting on international broadcasting at